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Saturday, September 28, 2013

{Review & Giveaway} Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards

Six Months Later
by Natalie D. Richards
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 336
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Thriller
Available on: October 1, 2013
Read: September 2013
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Chloe didn't think about it much when she nodded off in study hall on that sleepy summer day. But when she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can't remember the last six months of her life. Before, she'd been a mediocre student. Now, she's on track for valedictorian and being recruited by Ivy League schools. Before, she never had a chance with super jock Blake. Now he's her boyfriend. Before, she and Maggie were inseparable. Now her best friend won't speak to her.

What happened to her?
And why can't she remember?

In the past few months I've, for the most part, stopped reading young adult fiction. Before that, I was never one to really pick up a thriller/mystery. They just didn't appeal to me. However, after reading the synopsis for Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards I realized that this book needed to be picked up because who loses a whole SIX MONTHS of their life...unless of course they were in a really bad accident and are sitting in the hospital. 

Once I started reading Six Months Later, I found myself engrossed in the story and had an extremely hard time putting it down. Unlike most books I've read, I couldn't put my finger on exactly how it would end until I was about 75% of the way through. I also found myself at war with who I thought was the good guy and the bad guy. At one point I thought everyone played some role in making sure Chloe forgot. 

The more I read and the more information I gathered, the more I started thinking about everything I'd already learned and started putting the pieces together. This is rare for me. I love that I was completely into this book and thinking about what each and every comment or item meant. I love that I questioned motives and was dying to find out how it would end. As soon as I finished I emailed Natalie and asked one question that I'm sure a lot of people are going to want to know...and no, I'm not going to tell you. You'll have to read to find out.

I don't want to get into too much detail about the characters because I think that would start to give away some pertinent information. All I will say about them is this.... They were each well thought out played an integral role in Chloe's life. Chloe herself was a girl on a mission and I loved her because, in the end, she made a decision that most wouldn't. She showed that she had integrity and she didn't want to compromise it. 

Overall, Six Months Later captured me from page one and kept me engrossed to the very end. Being that I'm not a big thriller/mystery or even much of a young adult fan anymore should say a lot. If you do enjoy thrillers/mysteries, then you'll probably enjoy it just as much, if not more than I did. I highly recommend taking a stab at Six Months Later because I'm sure it will be just as captivating for you as it was for me.

Question of the Day!
If you woke up and realized you were missing six months of time, would you want to find out all the details of what happened, or would you rather live not knowing?

Things to note about this giveaway...
1) There will be ONE winner.
2) You must be 13 or older to enter.
3) Each day there will be an available Question of the Day (#QOD) in each participating blog. Answer the questions on each blog for additional points. You can find a full listing of participating blogs here.
4) The winner of this giveaway will NOT be drawn by rafflecopter luck. The winner will be the person who has participated the MOST. If there happens to be a tie, then rafflecopter will determine a winner.

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Natalie D. Richards won her first writing competition in the second grade with her short story about Barbara Frances Bizzlefishes (who wouldn't dare do the dishes.) She later misplaced her writing dreams in a maze of cubicles and general office drudgery. Natalie never forgot about Barbara or those dishes, and eventually she found her way back to storytelling, following the genre of her heart, teen fiction. When she's not writing or shopping her manuscripts, you can probably find her wading through the towers of dog-eared paperbacks that have taken over her bedroom. Natalie lives in Ohio with her amazing husband and their three children, who inspire her every day to stick with her dreams.

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Natalie D Richards said...

Hi there!

Oh no! I think I missed this question! I'm going to trot off to hunt through my email. I've had some trouble with things "auto-sorting" in all the wrong ways. I need to check those filters!

Thanks so much for the lovely review and for having me here! I'm so excited to stop by and I'm really glad you liked Six Months Later! :-)

Rosa Patricia said...

Hi Emily,

Thank you so much for your review and so happy you liked it ;)

And thank you for having you in our FFBC team and in this tour ^^

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